Africa – A Growing Opportunity

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We all know that dreaded sight when you return from vacation: the imminent swelling number of emails in your inbox. Now imagine 6 months of unread emails. I was fortunate to have the support of my IBM team to take a leave of absence to pursue an opportunity as a volunteer consultant for an NGO called TechnoServe in Tanzania. Yet in the midst of the 1000+ emails, there was one email that caught my eye and energized my spirit. The subject read Learn about IBM in Africa and highlighted IBM’s strategic focus in Africa in 2014.

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IBM Executive Interview, Jon Iwata [Biz Leader Latte]

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Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing & Communications (Image credit: IBM)

“Initiate something that no one expects you to do and really try.” – Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing and Communications

Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, is conducting a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She’ll also be looking into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates with education.  Her third interview was with Jon Iwata, IBM Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

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[Datagrams] IBM Business Tech Trends Social Business #IBMBTT

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Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study #IBMBTT

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IBM Study: Three power plays of leaders

Learn how they are staying ahead in Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social
On August 21, 2014, IBM announced the results of a new study entitled Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study‘.  In the previous study, the Pacesetters, or leading companies, were those who were adopting these technologies faster.  That is no longer the case as big data and analytics, cloud, mobile and social have gone mainstream – they are now each used by 7 in 10 enterprises.  However, Pacesetters are still keeping their edge, as 9 in 10 are gaining competitive advantage from these technologies.  So what’s their secret playbook?

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[Quotes] IBM Business Tech Trends Webcast Speakers #IBMBTT

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Citizen Developer Trend #IBMBTT

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datagram_citizen developersDid you know that 80% of leading companies, also called Pacesetters, use citizen developers?  Learn more about the IBM Business Tech Trends Study coming on August 21 and register for the announcement webcast now!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social Trends #IBMBTT

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datagram_cams trendDid you know that big data & analytics, cloud, mobile, and social are now each used by 7 in 10 enterprises?  Learn more about the IBM Business Tech Trends Study coming on August 21 and register for the announcement webcast now!

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